New Orleans housing authority cop shot, killed in patrol car

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police say a police officer for the Housing Authority of New Orleans has been shot and killed. Officer Garry Flot says the officer was working overtime to guard a public housing construction site.

He says the officer’s body was found about 7:10 a.m. Sunday, after housing authority police radioed a call saying an officer had been shot. He says the patrol car apparently rolled one to two blocks before hitting a curb and stopping.

HANO Police Chief Robert Anderson says the officer’s name has not been released because his family has not been notified.

Flot says the officer was 45 years old and had worked for the department since 2013.

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